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Dead ends /

by Lange, Erin Jade.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781619630802 (hardback) :; 161963080X (hardback).Title notes: $17.99 11-2013 (db)Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Down syndrome -- Fiction | People with mental disabilities -- Fiction | Bullies -- Fiction | Single-parent families -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Riddles -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Bullying | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Down syndrome -- Juvenile fiction | People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Riddles -- Juvenile fictionSummary: When Dane, a bully, refuses to hit Billy D because he has Down Syndrome, Billy takes that as a sign of friendship and enlists Dane's help in solving riddles left in an atlas by his missing father, sending the pair on a risky adventure.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A riddle rarely makes sense the first time you hear it. The connection between Dane and Billy D doesn't make sense the second time you hear it. But it's a collection of riddles that solidifies their unusual friendship.

Dane is a bully with two rules: don't hit girls and don't hit special kids. Billy D has Down syndrome. When Dane doesn't hit him, Billy sees a sign of friendship and reaches out for help. Billy is sure the riddles his missing father left in an atlas are really clues to finding him. Together, Billy and Dane piece them together, leading to unmarked towns and secrets of the past. But they're all dead ends. Until the final clue . . . and a secret Billy shouldn't have been keeping.

As a journalist, Erin Jade Lange is inspired by hot button issues like bullying, but it is her honest characters and breakneck plotting that make Dead Ends a must-read.

$17.99 11-2013 (db)

When Dane, a bully, refuses to hit Billy D because he has Down Syndrome, Billy takes that as a sign of friendship and enlists Dane's help in solving riddles left in an atlas by his missing father, sending the pair on a risky adventure.

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At first Dane walks to school with Billy, a classmate with Down syndrome, to work off some detentions for violent behavior. But he ends up trying to help Billy solve a series of riddles in order to track down Billy's father. Lange constructs a complex relationship between the boys--sincere at heart but steeped in deception and manipulation. Unfortunately, the plot stalls out at the end. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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